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Two zero-day vulnerabilities disclosed after Foxit refuses to patch PDF Reader

Researchers have disclosed two zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Foxit’s PDF Reader after the vendor revealed it has no plans to fix the security flaws.

David Bisson reports.


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tripwire.com

Adobe Acrobat auto-installed a vulnerable Chrome extension on Windows PCs

Adobe is no stranger to finding itself in the security headlines for all the wrong reasons, and it seems that things may not be changing as we enter 2017.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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bitdefender.com

How a boobytrapped PDF file could exploit your Chrome browser – and it’s not Adobe’s fault!

PDFium, Chrome’s default PDF reader, contained an exploitable vulnerability that could have resulted in malicious code being run on innocent users’ systems.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Opening a PDF on your iPhone could infect it with malware

Newly-disclosed vulnerability reveals that an attacker could send you a boobytrapped PDF that would cause malicious code to run on your iPhone.

So update to iOS 9.3.


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welivesecurity.com

Security holes found in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Adobe… Start patching now!

Critical security patches have been released for Microsoft and Adobe products. Have you installed them yet?

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Adobe releases nearly 70 security updates for Flash, Reader, and Acrobat

Adobe has released 69 security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities found in its Flash, Reader, and Acrobat applications.

Make sure you update your systems as quickly as possible to protect against the critical flaws.

David Bisson reports.


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Critical updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat released – you can breathe again

You can stop holding your breath now, the wait is over.

Adobe has released security updates for Acrobat and its PDF Reader software fixing critical vulnerabilities in its Windows and Mac software.


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Urgent! Adobe users told to patch Reader and Acrobat against zero-day attacks

Computer users should update their installations of Adobe Reader and Acrobat as a matter of urgency, after it was discovered that malicious hackers were exploiting a critical zero-day vulnerability in targeted attacks.


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Got Adobe Reader on your Android device? You had best update it ASAP

A critical security vulnerability has been found in Adobe Reader for Android, which could lead to remote hackers compromising documents stored on your Android device and its SD memory card.


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Hackers target security firm’s CEO via limo service

Chinese hackers are suspected of posing as a security firm’s limo service, in an attempt to infect the CEO’s computer.


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Critical security updates for users of Microsoft and Adobe software

Patch Tuesday has been and gone, which means that if you’re responsible for the security of the computers in your office – or the ones you use at home – it’s time to update your systems once again.


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Suspected Blackhole Exploit Kit mastermind arrested

No tears will be lost if the authorities really do have the author of the Blackhole Exploit Kit in custody.


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Mikko Hypponen: “Who we’re fighting has completely changed in the last decade”

We’re still not safe with our computers, even with all the great improvements.

But – as Mikko Hypponen points out – at least we don’t see flights grounded and trains stopped by malware every other week, like we did in 2003.


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The case of the missing Microsoft security update

Microsoft told us that they would have 14 security bulletins ready for Patch Tuesday.

But only 13 have appeared…


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Patch your computers now – Microsoft and Adobe roll out critical security fixes for widely used software

Critical security fixes have been issued for Adobe and Microsoft software – including protection against zero-day flaws in Internet Explorer.

Make sure you protect your systems as soon as possible.


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How PDFs can infect your computer via Adobe Reader vulnerabilities [VIDEO]

Adobe PDF vulnerability exploitation caught on camera.

Sophos security expert Chet WIsniewski demonstrates how malicious PDFs can infect your computer.


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